The Public Information Act (PIA) allows for citizens to request existing information or copies of records maintained by the City of Seagoville in writing. Once a request is received, there is a process that is followed in responding to the request within 10 business days. A response could be in the form of:
Releasing the information or confirming the information does not exist at the time of the request;
Give written notice of the date and time the information can be provided;
Give written notice the City is seeking a ruling from the Open Records Division (ORD); or
Withhold information based on prior authorization.
Seeking a ruling means an exception may apply to the requested information, and the City is referring the matter to the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). The OAG then has 45 business days to respond back to the City and the citizen regarding the matter.